Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said.

At least someone at CNN has a sense of humor. It gets even better though.

David J. Dalaia and James O’Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron’s body from the Manhattan apartment that O’Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic, about a block away, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police.

“The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side,” Browne said.

The men left Cintron’s body outside the store, went inside and tried to cash his $355 check, Browne said. The store’s clerk, who knew Cintron, asked the men where he was, and O’Hare told the clerk they would go and get him, Browne said.

A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron’s body, and “it’s immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead,” Browne said.

I swear this sounds like something out of a movie. How darn stupid do you have to be to roll some dead guy through the city of New York in an office chair and then try to cash his check?

Then it gets really stupid…

A call to a telephone number listed for Cintron at the apartment he shared with O’Hare went unanswered Tuesday evening.

Perhaps because the roommates were dead or in jail. Maybe CNN expected the guy’s ghost to answer the telephone?

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